The new kit was due to be unveiled today but appeared on the internet yesterday and, made by Adidas, features a predominantly white shirt, with pink/red piping and chest panel, and a number of yellow hoops, believed to be in homage to Scotland’s “Rosebery” kits of the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Scotland turned out in the yellow and rose pink racing colours of prominent Scottish Liberal peer and one of the SFA’s first patrons, Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, on four occasions during that time. The new outfit is a modern take on the Rosebery kit, and will be paired with white shorts, and white socks with pink/red and yellow hoops.
Some eye-catching designs have been used for the team’s change strips over the years with the sky blue and white saltire shirt, the bold red, purple and white strip of the early Nineties and the salmon-pink kit at the turn of the Millennium among them.
The new jersey may get its first outing against Efe Ambrose’s Nigeria in May.
Scotland have been offered a money-spinning friendly against the World Cup-bound African champions at Fulham’s Craven Cottage in London.
The game is one that boss Gordon Strachan is considering for the end of the season.
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